Ferries


A ferry is a merchant vessel used to carry passengers, and sometimes vehicles and cargo as well, across a body of water. Most ferries operate regular return services. The term ‘ferries’ on this website covers passenger only vessels, train ferries, car ferries, freight ferries and highspeed vessels such as hovercraft, jetfoils and catamarans.

Ferries Archive

MV Pointer - Past and Present

MV Pointer – Past and Present

MV Kapetan Christos, ex Alastair, Fehim Bey, Zebbug, Pointer, Preseli, Antwerpen, Isartal – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1970 at Krögerwerft G.m.b.H., Rendsburg, Germany  (Yard No 1356) as a RoRo Cargo ship

© Barry Graham

MV Stena Lagan – Past and Present

MV Stena Lagan, ex Lagan Seaways, Lagan Viking – Steel twin screw “NAOS241” motor vessel, built in  2005 by C.N. “Visentini” di Visentini Francesco & C., Donada, Italy  (Yard No. 212) as a Ro-Ro Passenger ship

© Carsten Dettmer

MV Stena Mersey – Past and Present

MV Stena Mersey, ex Mersey Seaways, Mersey Viking – Steel twin screw “NAOS241” motor vessel, built in  2005 by C.N. “Visentini” di Visentini Francesco & C., Donada, Italy  (Yard No. 213) as a Ro-Ro Passenger ship

© Steven Brown

MV European Mariner – Past and Present

MV European Mariner, ex European Highlander, Lion, Merchant Valiant, Salahala – Steel twin screw motor vessel, built in 1978 by Rickmers Werft, GmbH, Bremerhaven, Germany. (Yard No. 390) as a RoRo Cargo ship

MV Ionic Ferry - Past and Present

MV Ionic Ferry – Past and Present

MV Tamerlane, ex Kamasin, Ionic Ferry – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1958 at Wm. Denny & Bros., Dumbarton,  (Yard No 1493) as a Passenger/RoRo Cargo ferry for the Atlantic Steam Navigation Co. Ltd

© Patrick Hill

MV Norwave – Past and Present

MV Italia Express, ex Norwave – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1966 by A.G.”Weser” Werk Seebeck, Bremerhaven, (Yard No 898) as a Passenger/RoRo Cargo/Ferry

© Simonwp

MV Norwind – Past and Present

MV Grecia Express, ex Norwind – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1966 by A.G.”Weser” Werk Seebeck, Bremerhaven, (Yard No 899) as a Passenger/RoRo Cargo/Ferry

© Jim McFaul

MV Bardic Ferry – Past and Present

MV Nasim II, ex Bardic Ferry – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1957 at Wm. Denny & Bros., Dumbarton, Scotland (Yard No  1489) as a Passenger/RoRo Cargo/Ferry for the Atlantic Steam Navigation Co. Ltd

© Trevor Kidd

MV Norcape – Past and Present

MV Norcape, ex Tipperary, Puma – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1979 by Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Tamano, Japan. (Yard No 1164) as a RoRo cargo ship

© Aubrey Dale

MV Bison – Past and Present

MV Ant I, ex Stena Pioneer, European Pioneer, Bison – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1975 by J.J. Sietas KG Schiffswerft G.m.b.H. & Co, Hamburg (Yard No 755) as a Passenger/RoRo Cargo Ship

Courtesy of PWR

MV Merchant Venture – Past and Present

MV Basem I, ex Shahpaa I, Sunlight Bey, Warsun, Merchant Venture, Merchant Isle, Argenta, Med Adriatico, Farman – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1979 by Est. Nav.De Viana do Castelo S.A., Portugal (Yard No 103) as a RoRo Cargo ship

© Robbie Cox

MV Ibex – Past and Present

MV Envoy I, ex Reyes B, Envoy I, Envoy, European Envoy, Ibex, Norsky, Norsea, Ibex – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1979 by Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Tamano, Japan (Yard No 1163) as a RoRo Cargo/Passenger vessel for P&O Ferries Ltd (Pandoro)

© Brian Fisher

MV Viking Trader (1976) – Past and Present

MV Black Horses, ex Black Iris, European Navigator, Leopard, Viking Trader, Oyster Bay, Manuare VII, Caribbean Sky, Federal Nova, Goya, Stena Tender – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1974 by Österreichische Schiffswerften AG, Linz-Korneuburg (Yard No 709) as a RoRo Cargo ship for Stena Line AB